I thought I had it all until my mother gave birth to my sister! I was the only girl and the darling of my mother and father, all that changed the day they brought that tiny thing from the hospital, she was wrapped in the softest shawl, head full of hair and her body was very very pink! I hated her the minute I set my eyes on her. Why would she be so beautiful?
My mother never knew I was the one responsible for my baby sister’s incessant cries, I pinch her everytime I go near her cot, everybody neglected me and paid attention on my baby sis, my father sits with her on the veranda every evening rocking her from time to time, he doesn’t call me to play monopoly with him like we used to on the veranda floor, my mother doesn’t take me out with her anymore, she prefers to carry my baby sis while am left alone with my brothers. They buy things for my sister without considering me first!
She was threatening my position, so I decided to do something about that, I began to push myself, I wanted my parents to be proud of me, I wanted them to remember I was once their darling, their pride and no tiny bundle can ever take that position! It worked, I began to pass my exams excellently, I read late into the night most times, I stopped watching TV, I read everything and anything, I gradually became the star girl and everyone began to forget about the sister that almost took my place!
The look on her face when I tell her off everytime makes me excited! I would give anything to make my parents care less about her, I actually tried liking her at a point but I realized she cared less about me, she stared blankly back at me when I tried mumbling some words, I couldn’t even force out the words, I don’t know what to tell her, and when she requested for sanitary pad the night she saw her period suddenly, I was too shocked to give her one, she was really bleeding, when I went back to her room, she had locked her door.
My sister keeps malice with me for no reason and she has these daggers in her eyes whenever I Ace my papers! I love the way she paints and her ability to sketch beautifully, why is she that talented? I never wanted to be a doctor but I had to feign interest in that line of profession to make my parents proud.
I don’t think am doing anything bad as a sister afterall she was the one that came from nowhere and tried to usurp my position, she likes acting like a toughie but she doesn’t know am crazy but hey! She is crazier!

-Annoyed Big sister


I am not cute or built to suit a fashion model size, but when i start to tell them, they think am telling lies, i say, it is in the reach of my arms, the span of my hips. I am a woman phenomenally, phenomenal woman,that's me - Maya Angelou.

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